Spinal Cord Injury

Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer

Stephen M. Ozcomert is an Atlanta personal injury attorney serving accident victims and their families throughout Georgia. His 20 years of service to victims of negligence has earned him a place among Georgia’s “Super Lawyers” and the “Legal Elite.” A dedicated advocate for accident victims across the State, Mr. Ozcomert provides the individualized service and personal attention that each case deserves.

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries can be any damage or trauma to the spinal cord that results in lost or impaired function. The bundled nerves that run through the vertebrae carry signals between the brain and the body. Damage to these nerves disrupts motor and sensory function, and can involve:

  • Movement (paralysis)
  • Partial loss (quadriplegia)
  • Bowel and bladder control
  • Sexual function and arousal
  • Muscle weakness and atrophy
  • Manual dexterity in upper body
  • Permanent cognitive impairment
  • Decreased movement in legs, hips
  • Heart rate, blood pressure regulation

The degree of damage depends upon the site of the injury. Harm to the cervical spine may result in full or partial paralysis in the upper and lower body. Complete damage in this area can make daily activity impossible, requiring extensive assistance through medical care and devices. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident due to negligence, do not hesitate to speak with Atlanta spinal cord injury attorney Stephen M.  Ozcomert for guidance. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries.

Negligent Causes

Spinal cord injuries are usually caused by blows or fractures that dislocate the vertebra or bony disks in the spine. Shattered pieces may tear the fragile tissue surrounding the spinal cord or compress nerves that carry signals. Accidents causing spinal cord damage may involve:

  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Car, truck collisions
  • Sports and recreation
  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Work-related accidents
  • Stab or gunshot wounds
  • Medical error/malpractice
  • Dangerous property conditions

Georgia law imposes liability on negligent parties that violate their legal duty to exercise reasonable care and cause injury as a result. Careless motorists, property owners, and health care providers that fail to exercise due care in preventing foreseeable accidents are financially liable for resulting spinal cord injuries.

Injury Costs

Spinal cord damage requires extensive medical treatment and continuing care. Lost motor and sensory function can make work impossible, and affects every aspect of daily living. Negligent parties can be held responsible for bearing all expenses related to a spinal cord injury, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Hospital costs
  • Future treatment
  • Lost work income
  • Lost future income
  • Prescription medicine
  • Prosthetics and devices
  • Special needs education
  • Diminished quality of life

Living with a spinal cord injury requires more than frequent doctor visits. Victims often require around-the-clock care at a skilled nursing facility or at home. The costs of remodeling the victim’s home and changing daily life to accommodate the injury should be borne by the negligent parties who caused the harm. Atlanta spinal cord injury attorney Stephen M. Ozcomert can help in obtaining compensation.

Recovering Damages

If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident, Atlanta personal injury lawyer Stephen M. Ozcomert may be able to help. Using over 20 years of legal experience, Mr. Ozcomert guides injured victims through the legal process, working to identify all negligent parties responsible for their harm. He has obtained substantial verdicts and settlements in all types of cases involving personal injury. Whether your injury was caused by a traffic accident, medical malpractice, or premises liability, Mr. Ozcomert will fight to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call (404) 370-1000 for a free consultation or contact us online.